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Ketchup, Mustard, and Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I was substitute teaching in a Kindergarten classroom. The topic at morning meeting revolved around the upcoming holiday, of course. We went around the circle as each child shared what they were thankful for. Most of them said that they were thankful for their moms and dads, siblings, their teacher, or their toys. When I asked the last little boy in the group what he was thankful for, he thought for a moment with a huge smile on his face and replied, “Ketchup and mustard.” A simple and honest response.

I have to say, I tend to agree. I’m a huge condiment fan myself.

I didn’t participate in posting what I was thankful for every day of the month on Facebook, mostly because I’m sure my friends are already sick of the obnoxious amount of shit I post that clogs up their newsfeeds. That doesn’t eliminate the fact that I am definitely thankful for a lot of things. I won’t bore you with the obvious and most common responses, just like what many of the kindergarteners mentioned yesterday (i.e., family and friends). While I did attempt to avoid pissing off my Facebook friends with the daily posts, I wanted to take the opportunity to share the 30 things that I am thankful for here on my blog. In the spirit of that awesome kindergartener, I am going to keep it simple and honest. And I’m going to assume you already know that I’m thankful for the obvious things.

So here goes.

1.)    Coffee.

2.)    The mornings when my husband gets up with the baby.

3.)    The small amounts of time during the day when my son entertains himself.

4.)    A hot shower at the end of every crazy day.

5.)    Wine.

6.)    Babysitters.

7.)    Alone time with baby.

8.)    A quiet commute in the morning after I drop the baby at day care.

9.)    Febreze.

10.)  My treadmill.

11.)  Toddler iPad Apps.

12.)  Kids TV on Demand .

13.)  My Kindle.

14.)  Play dates (which are a total excuse to hang out with mom friends).

15.)  My iPhone.

16.)  Social Media.

17.)  Did I mention coffee and wine yet?

18.)  The fact that my husband does all the laundry.

19.)  Holiday scented candles.

20.)  DVR.

21.)  Paper plates.

22.)  Huggies Overnight Diapers.

23.)  Target.

24.)  My large, annoying, but super cute dog.

25.)  Snapfish (I take A LOT of photos…).

26.)  The blogging community.

27.)  Snowplowing service.

28.)  Baby gates (and cabinet locks, toilet locks, outlets covers….)

29.)  My video monitor.

30.)  Our new roof.

So there it is. The long list of little things that get me through each day.

Oh and two more very crucial items that I forgot to include – Ketchup and mustard, of course.

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Happy Thanksgiving to my readers and supporters! I am extremely thankful for all of you 🙂